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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by vicmower, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently purchased an old metal brooder. Does anyone know what the proper wattage for the bulb used in these units? Thanks
     
  2. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually 40-60 watts, but since the brooder is metal, maybe 35 watts or a little lesser. [​IMG] Hope this helped!
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2008
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Try a 25 or 40 watt and put a thermometer in there to test the temps. You want a good steady 95 degrees and cooling toward the outer edges for the first week. Since it is something older you may have to play around with the bulbs until you get it just right.
     
  4. vicmower

    vicmower Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help. Victor
     

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